NextClaim Team

NextClaim Solutions has assembled a team of the industry’s most skilled, experienced, and committed individuals—experts in all aspects of claims processing and administration. We have access to a team of more than 300 experienced professionals who are committed to bringing the NextClaim Experience to you.

Our exceptional leadership team is dedicated to making sure our talent pool grows and thrives. NextClaim’s leaders develop the key processes that maintain consistency and efficiency in all aspects of claim handling. This support allows our team to focus on processing each claim with the utmost attention and care, to the benefit of all settlement stakeholders.

Meet NextClaim’s leadership team.


John Mekus

Chief Executive OfficerCEO

John is the ideal leader for the complex and distinctive world within which NextClaim operates, thanks to his deep claims experience and storied tenure heading a nationally renowned claims processing facility. His ability to build relationships and make decisions that are aligned with NextClaim’s goals and values, as well as our key stakeholder’s goals and values, makes John the natural choice for CEO.

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Richard Winner

Chief Operating OfficerCOO

Richard is the reason the internal operations, processes, and people at NextClaim hum like a well-oiled machine. He is an expert at combining people and automation into the optimal workflow thus making NextClaim incredibly efficient. It was an easy decision to entrust Richard with the Chief Operating Officer seat at NextClaim.

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Joseph Foley

Chief Financial OfficerCFO

Our Chief Financial Officer, Joseph L. Foley, oversees all aspects of the operation’s finances. Joe’s attention to detail and love of numbers makes him invaluable to us and to our clients.

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Jennifer Sweitzer

Chief Marketing OfficerCMO

An entity is only as good as its people, and Jennifer’s business is people. Because of Jennifer’s background in developing claim procedures and training, she can identify client needs and strategies in order to mold our workforce to meet those needs. Jennifer is the ideal choice for the NextClaim Chief Marketing Officer because of her deep experience and understanding of what it takes to get a settlement process up and running quickly and effectively.

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Fallon Beatty

Training Manager

Larry Coughenour

Director of Claims

Joseph Dillon

Director of Claims

Todd Hampton

Director of Data Analysis

Kimberly Maguire

Director of Human Resources

Mary Ellen Nickel

Director of Claimant Relations

Evelyn Smith Owens

Director of Claims

Greg Phillips

Manager Legal Services

Mary Schell

Director of Support

Erika Strasser

Department Manager Quality Assurance

Joseph Webber

Project Manager